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Overclocking an I7-920 for a lazy dummy ?

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I have:

CPU: I7-920 (D0)
MB: P6T (vanilla)
Heatsink: True 120

Current Temp under normal use are in the 30-35°C range according to CoreTemp

How could I overclock safely and easily (dont want to go through long testing of stability) ?
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You've taken up the wrong hobby if you seriously lack patience that much.

I recommend a search:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...920-930-a.html
    
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You've taken up the wrong hobby if you seriously lack patience that much.

I recommend a search:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...920-930-a.html
Well the hobby is for people trying to push it to the limit. I'm asking about settings that would be safe enough that they wouldnt require iteration and experimenting.

If it can't or shouldnt be done like that, than fine, I wont.
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Originally Posted by rubicsphere View Post
You've taken up the wrong hobby if you seriously lack patience that much.

I recommend a search:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...920-930-a.html
That particular guide is followed by zillions of post with conflicting information.
Can I assume that first page was updated ?
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Haha you remind me of my friend whomjust wants to over clock and never stability test, he then wonders why blue screens and crashes all the time.

But if you want to be lazy, do 1.3 vcore and 1.3 QPI/VTT and you should be stable at 4ghz on any decent chip
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Haha you remind me of my friend whomjust wants to over clock and never stability test, he then wonders why blue screens and crashes all the time.

But if you want to be lazy, do 1.3 vcore and 1.3 QPI/VTT and you should be stable at 4ghz on any decent chip
See...I'm not alone !
Regarding the settings, all the rest must be set to the default values or there are things that need to be changed (i didnt play with the bios)
post #7 of 8
Guide to overclock>
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...920-930-a.html

Normal operating temps are lower than stress testing temps ,yes.

I only test for 10 runs linX & little over 1/2 hour for prime blend.

I get bored too, but it is necessary if you want stability.
Had same volts for 2 yrs stable, with above stress times.
IMO you need not run prime /linX for days,lol, I'd rather use my PC
or
Take a chance & leave voltages on "auto" as they are most likely higher than needed.
You can increase clocks small amount., cpu without touching vcore
Read the guide it will point you in right direction for what to change.
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Hi Butor,

Overclocking does take time and effort, especially for beginners!
I'd say that if your not willing to read & learn about all of the bios settings, that are required to OC, and then put in the effort to do stability testing, you should just run stock speeds!

Most likely your seeing conflicting posts, is because no 2 chips are the same! 1-i7 920 may run at 4GHz with full load temps at 70C
While another with the same settings, may hit 90C
Some chips are good overclockers, and some aren't!
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